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Penelope Cruz

Verb TO BE - PRESENT SIMPLE

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LEVEL: Beginner
GRAMMAR: BE in present simple
READABILITY: 6.79 (Coleman Liau index)
WORDS: 279

 

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is a beautiful Spanish actress and Oscar winner. She is in more than 40 films and Vicky Christina Barcelona is one of her best films. It is about two young Amercian women in Barcelona and the director is Woody Allen from New York. It is a brilliant film and is now available on DVD. She is also a trained ballet dancer and is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and English. Penelope Cruz is 1.63 m tall. She is a vegetarian and her hobby is dominoes.

 Penelopeís family is from Alcobendas near Madrid. Her motherís name is Encarna and she is a hairdresser. Her fatherís name is Eduardo and he is a car mechanic. Her brother is also called Eduardo and he is a singer. Her sister Monica is an actress like Penelope and she is famous on TV in Spain.

More great films with Penelope Cruz are Captain Corelliís Mandolin and All the Pretty Horses and in Spanish Belle Epoque and All About My Mother. Her next film is called Nine.

 Penelopeís friend is Javier Bardem and he is also a famous international film star. He is also in the film Vicky Christina Barcelona with Penelope and he is also an Oscar winner too. Javier is in more than 25 films. One of his best films is No Country for Old Men. His Oscar is for this film.

He is 1.83 m tall and his hobbies are painting and rugby.

Javier is the son of famous Spanish actress Pilar Bardem. His brother and sister are actors and his grandparents too. Other great films with Javier are Before Night Falls, The Sea Inside and Mondays in the Sun.